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Wolff Spring Kit...SP-101

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Confederate, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Confederate

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    I just got a Wolff spring kit for my SP-101 .357. Three mainsprings come with it and one rebound spring. I just wondered how reliable these springs are in touching off magnum, +P and .38 Special? What are your expieriences with these springs? The Ruger SP-101 is a tough little revolver, but it has a horrid double action trigger and the lighter the better...unless it goes clunk instead of bang.

    The LCD .357 has a great action, but I think Ruger really screwed the pooch by putting a 1.82-inch barrel on the gun when a +2-inch makes much more sense. Thus, trying to get the DA weight down is something that makes the SP-101 far more palatable.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  2. WNC Seabee

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    If I recall correctly, mine has the 10# hammer spring and is 100% reliable. The Wolff springs are very reliable and easy to swap. I did not bother hanging the trigger latch spring (I think that's what they call it...)
     
  3. Confederate

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    It's worth putting in the other spring. You san use some Flitz or Semichrome and a Q-Tip to polish the rebound spring chamber. It makes a substantial difference without affecting reliability.
     
  4. sidheshooter

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    I polished up all the innards of my SP using a guide from a Ruger forum and put the 12 pounder in there (stock is 14, IIRC) and the difference is just night and day, though still on the heavy side of "nice". Pops everything including CCI primers. I may try an 11 or 10 someday, but I sort of like a margin of error in case the gun gets dirty or gritty. 14 is just overkill though; ludicrous. The forums mention testing that found 11 to be the sweet spot for light vs. ingnite-it-all reliability.
     
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    When I got my 3" SP 101, .357, about 6 months ago, the DA was horrid! The trigger felt gritty, so I had my smith do an action job. The casting slubs were ground off and polished, trigger and hammer was polished, Wolff springs were inserted, the factory hammer spring, #14 from factory, was changed to a #12, smith wouldn't go any lower! For the action job, $60.00 OTD, the DA is now so much more smooth, enjoyable to shoot, in fact only way I shoot it now.
     
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